Mile High CRE
The National Western Center (NWC) and its partner EAS Energy Partners (EAS) today held a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the completion of the largest wastewater heat recovery system in the United States. The NWC campus will source nearly 90 percent of its heating and cooling from a recycled source of thermal energy — a sewer pipeline that runs through the site — rather than burning fossil fuels.
“We made a promise to be at the forefront of sustainability, and we’re delivering,” National Western Center CEO Brad Buchanan said. “Knowing we have to heat and cool our buildings one way or another, we chose an innovative, clean-energy system that’s both beneficial for our campus but also for our community.”
The system was designed, built and will be operated by EAS Energy Partners (EAS), through an agreement with the National Western Center. EAS is comprised of CenTrio, the largest core-competency district energy operator in the United States, AECOM Technical Services Inc., and Colorado-based Saunders Construction. The system is being delivered at a cost comparable to traditional natural gas systems but is low carbon, consistent and sustainable.